29 March 2010

Woods Hole REU

The institution: Marine Biological Laboratory

The program: Each undergraduate student will be placed in the laboratory of an MBL research scientist and fully participate in all laboratory exercises and activities. The program will provide a stipend of approximately $4,000 to each student, and room and board for 10 weeks. The program will run from 13 June through 21 August 2010.

Eligibility: Highly motivated rising sophomore and junior students.

Application deadline: 1 April 2010

More information: http://www.mbl.edu/education/courses/other_programs/reu.html

28 March 2010

Bioenergy REU

The institution: South Dakota State University

The program: This new interdisciplinary REU site will allow 10 undergraduate students in plant science, chemistry, biology or engineering to learn research skills and to participate in unique research experiences related to biofuels and bioenergy crops. The research projects are divided into three areas: feedstock development, environmental sustainability, and bioprocessing.
  • 31 May 31 - 6 August 2010
  • $460/week, paid on-campus housing, food allowance, travel expenses
  • US citizenship or permanent resident
  • Declared major related to the project of interest
  • Sophomore year completed by 31 May 2010
  • Interest in research in an multidisciplinary environment.
Application deadline: 15 April 2010

More information: Visit http://biomicro.sdstate.edu/reu_bioenergy or email Dr. Heike Bucking

22 March 2010

One slot!

There will be one slot available for a student to join the UTPA REU program this summer.

The application deadline is to be announced, but will probably be around mid- April. Questions can be emailed to Zen Faulkes in the meantime.

05 March 2010

Dengue infection research

The institution: The University of Texas-Pan American

The program: Dengue infection rates along the U.S./Mexico border are drastically (many orders of magnitude) lower on the American side, and Dr. Chris Vitek will be looking into possible reasons. Dr. Vitek will be hiring two students this summer.

The summer employment will consist of collecting field specimens, identifying locations of high mosquito activity (the specific vectors of Dengue), lab work to identify mosquitoes, and conducting surveys to assess local exposure to the disease vectors.

  • $1,500 pay.
  • 20 hours of work per week.
  • Travel to Louisiana State University for 3 to 5 days this summer.

  • Students must be a current UTPA student, but they do not have to be registered for the summer.
  • Students must have access to a vehicle and a valid driver’s license.
  • Previous research experience, collecting experience, or entomology experience (or class work) is not required but beneficial.

Application deadline: Until filled

More information: Email vitekc@utpa.edu

02 March 2010

Purdue SURF 2010

The institution: Purdue University

The program:

  • 24 May — 6 August 2010
  • Hands-on research experience for undergraduates
  • Faculty & graduate student mentorship
  • Research & professional development seminars
  • $3600 + travel + housing
  • Graduate school preparation
  • Social activities with other researchers

More information: http://www.purdue.edu/surf